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$270,000 Raised at CRK Patron Dinner


The 22nd Annual Patron Dinner was a tremendous success raising $270,000 for CRK’s education, enforcement and stewardship programs! The seated dinner and awards program was attended by 440 guests from around the Chattahoochee River watershed. 

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper honored the following people and institutions for assuming big challenges faced by our river.

  • Ambassador Andrew Young—River Leader Award
  • Drs. Sally & Pete Parsonson—River Guardian Award
  • Charles Smith—River Steward Award
  • Bill Cox—River Hero Award
  • Ericsson—River Sustainability Award

We are especially grateful to the Patron Dinner Sponsors!

Please save the date for the 23rd Annual Patron Dinner to be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin Named #1 “Most Endangered”

American Rivers announced today its annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®, naming the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin in Alabama, Florida and Georgia the Most Endangered in the country. Outdated water management and rising demand have put the basin at a breaking point.

The water conflict that has gripped the region for almost three decades has come to a head with Florida’s U.S. Supreme Court suit against Georgia and the latest attempt by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to update its protocols of managing the basin.

We are calling on the governors of Alabama, Florida and Georgia to swiftly act to form a transparent, water-sharing agreement that protects the rivers, and on the USACE to significantly improve water management to sustain river health.

The annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® report is a list of rivers at a crossroads, where key decisions in the coming months will determine the rivers’ fates. Rivers are chosen for the list based on the following criteria: 1) The magnitude of the threat, 2) A critical decision-point in the coming year and 3) The significance of the river to people and nature.

CRK has long worked to find an equitable solution to the tri-state water conflict and will continue to advocate for solutions to ensure that current and future generations have enough clean water. Our work in this area includes:

Read more about this development in the AJC here >> 

Hall County withdraws Glades Reservoir plans

Hall County has withdrawn its application to build the Glades Reservoir project!

CRK has long opposed Glades Reservoir because it is not needed to meet water supply demands for the county or region but was really an amenity lake for a private development at taxpayer expense.

The State of Georgia withdrew its support for the Glades project in February 2016 when it reversed its long-held position and concluded that the project is not needed for water supply after all.

The state has indicated that a similar project may be needed in the future to send more water down the river. While this is not the last word on Glades Reservoir, the withdrawal of the application to the US Army Corps of Engineers is a huge victory for the Chattahoochee River and the communities that depend on the river.

Instead of pushing unnecessary, expensive reservoir projects, our efforts must focus on smart water conservation measures, which are more cost-effective and environmentally sound to save water and prepare for drought.

Please consider making a donation to CRK today to support our water protection work. Click here to donate today!

Read more about this development here: Hall County hits pause on Glades Resrvoir project, Gainesville Times


Community Spotlight

In 2013, Lizard Thicket launched the Wednesday’s clothing line. 10% of all profits from this line benefit charities all year long. On Wednesday, October 19, 10% of all proceeds will benefit CRK!

Lizard Thicket offers the most fashion-forward styles and accessories at affordable prices for the always stylish woman! Whether her style is bohemian, city-chic, or likes an eclectic mix, our clientele can always find pieces that are as unique as they are. With new merchandise arriving almost daily, our selection is constantly changing and evolving. Lizard Thicket is rooted in style, and growing in purpose.